mylifestylenews

2016-04-18

SONG SAA Private Island @ Heaven Is The Place On Earth

In the warm azure water of the Gulf of Thailand, Cambodia’s islands nestle like dazzling natural jewels. As most of the islands remain undeveloped – deserted oases of virgin rainforests, tropical reefs and glistening white beaches. The one island one resort concept Song Saa Private Island has it all for your next idyllic island resort destination. By mylifestylenews.



When was the last time you stayed in a resort where all the food and beverage are inclusive whenever and wherever you prefer that takes the worry out of your head? Subsequently, staying at Song Saa means you’ll be among a handful of lucky adventurers to experience this beautiful, untouched paradise. Walking among old-growth rainforest, watching dazzling reef fish swim under your villa or seeing rare hornbills land on your balcony, this private intimate setting allows you to lose yourself in the natural world with no intrusions, no work, and nothing but play!


Nested in Cambodia’s untouched Koh Rong archipelago and made up of two pristine islands that lie side by side, they are known locally as Song Saa – Khmer for ‘The Sweethearts’ and the result is as seductive as the name implies. It is intimate, luxurious and harmony. As Cambodia’s first luxury private island resort, the resort is committed to maintaining the natural assets with a commitment to sustainable development education that made this location so unique.



The journey is as important as the destination, getting there is not that difficult and the journey makes it even more rewarding on your arrival and you quickly settle into the pace of island life. Cambodia is close to the equator hence night falls early and give you an extra hour of daylight each day, all clocks on Song Saa are set to island time one hour ahead of the mainland.



This resort also plays an important part in the protection of the environment and these twin islands are surrounded by a 200 meter marine reserve where fishing is strictly prohibited. Hence, there are a few coral reefs around the resort that provide great snorkeling opportunities.



Plenty of other activities you can do after you set foot in Song Saa Private Island, making the most of the exquisite dining experiences, hiking and kayaking, conservation programmes and personal wellness sanctuary depends on your energy levels and desire to relax or get active.



The resort spans the islands of Koh Ouen and Koh Bong, connected by a foot bridge over a marine reserve that the resort has established to safeguard the island’s reefs and marine life including dolphins, seahorses and exotic species of tropical fish. It features luxury Over-Water, Jungle and Ocean-View villas built with sustainable materials and with the deepest respect for the natural environment  and all villas have their own private villa pool.


Once you are here, you will not have a care in the world. For this reason, they provide a simple always-Included pricing policy: one price, one villa, with an option of half board of full board inclusion. The only exceptions to this are motorized water activities, reserve wines, some adventure and conservation experiences as well as spa treatments at the resort’s sanctuaries.


There is so much to love about you villa. No matter which villa type you choose, your aspect is always looking out to the water from the luxurious comfort of your four poster king bed you stare out at the ocean beyond and it is a wondrous tropical view. Our Jungle Villa was simply stunning, with a sizable sundeck encompassing a huge wood-canopied day bed in one corner, an outdoor shower and a fabulous infinity villa pool.



The beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom comes with an outdoor shower as well as an indoor shower and a main bed/living room that is more spacious than you could possibly need. Not to mention, the Aesop body treatment products are so irresistible. The hanging Moroccan-style lamps in the bathroom are absolutely gorgeous and inspirational interior design elements.



The in-room complimentary mini bar is impressive and replenish daily inclusive of unlimited serving of prosecco and non vintage wines if you sign up the all-in package as it really worth it.


The overall villa design I thoughtfully done in a rustic mood by using most left behind wood pieces from old and unused fisherman boats. In a way it is not too precious and you’ll feel that inviting warmth to kick back and relax as if it is your own home.


The large infinity edge swimming pool is another highlight of the resort with the uninterrupted view of the sea. This is where everyone spend their time hanging out by the pool sipping their favorite cocktails.


Sunrise yoga, destination dining is one of the most popular on demand just a call away. Besides, there are fascinating ecological programme to experience the area’s flora and fauna and an exclusive island boutique for you to pick up some local art works.


The food quality in song Saa Private Island was sensational and surprising. At breakfast, they offer one of the best quality breakfast pastry baskets we have had in a long time as well as the local inspired food was mouthwateringly good, the chef and his team are to be commended for such high quality offerings. Local staff are naturals in delivering great service and run rings around some other luxury branded resorts. The Always-Included guest experiences is an outstanding feature to offer as it makes sense to do this since you may forget about what, when and how much you eat and drink, it instantly creates a greater sense of enjoyment and tranquility for your whole stay.



Nearby fisherman village are committed for a sustainable development and supported by the Song Saa Foundation that initiates and promotes projects that improve the wellbeing of communities and natural environments of the Koh Rong Archipelago and beyond.



Romantic sunset cruise is a must to experience the unspoiled surroundings.



Just because if you don’t make it to the set meal times in the resort restaurants, you can still order food to be delivered to your villa. Having said that, the flagship dining and bar area just a short stroll on the boardwalk over the sea will leave you perfectly positioned just off the island’s shoreline to take in dramatic sunsets, seascapes and starry nights.



We could go on, but you have probably got the full picture by now and there is not one negative point we could think of. Every guest will have a different view point, but we think anyone would be hard-pressed not to be delighted with the -Song Saa hospitality, as it does deliver a truly unique service from a luxury island resort where heaven is a place on earth that will have you coming back as often as your time allows.




Tried & Tested:
Location: 4.5/5
Design & Decor: 4/5
Room Amenities: 4/5
Food & Beverages: 4.5/5
Housekeeping: 4/5
Service: 4/5
Value For Money: 4/5
Experience: 5/5

Highlights:
 One Island One Resort

Koh Rong archipelago
Cambodia
Tel: +855 2388 6750

Reviews are based on actual day of visit and experience. mylifestylenews reserves the right of final decision in case of any disputes. All images are photographed by mylifestylenews team without any photoshop enhancement and are the property owned by mylifestylenews unless otherwise stated.